Editor-in-chief, Stephen A Weinstein, ScD; Coeditors, Audrey Rich, Charles Kendrick; introduction by Frederick Richardson, MD. Price, $30. Pp 800 split-pages, plus 100-page index of disabilities served by state and school. National Educational Consultants Inc, 711 Saint Paul St, Baltimore 21202, 1971.
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This computer based registry of private schools for 23 types of handicapping conditions in childhood is supposed to be updated annually by a supplement. The present issue covers 800 private schools in the United States. The information given for each school includes ages, intelligence quotient ranges, principal handicaps served, fees, services, academic programs, admission policies, enrollment, personnel and a general description of the emphasis of the programs. The reasons for limiting this endeavor to private schools is understandable but nevertheless somewhat limits the usefulness of the volume; the "right school for the right child" obviously should not be a slogan limited to those families who can afford a private school placement. Whether National Educational Consultants, Inc, will be more successful than previous directories, such as the Directory for Exceptional Children published by Porter Sargent, will depend on the amount of effort that they can muster in annually updating their
RUBINSTEIN JH. Registry of Private Schools for Children With Special Educational Needs. Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(5):520-521. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110110148025